Tuesday, December 27, 2016

30,000 say farewell to Tanjong Pagar railway station

By The Straits Times, 26 December 2016 at 06:00 am
 

More than 30,000 people turned up to bid farewell to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas, reported Shin Min Daily News.
PHOTO: More than 30,000 people turned up to bid farewell to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas, reported Shin Min Daily News. The station, which had been open to all on public holidays for the last few years, will be closed for re-development.
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SINGAPORE - More than 30,000 people turned up to say farewell to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas, Shin Min Daily News reported.

The national monument was opened to the public from 9am to 9pm on Sunday (Dec 25).

The station has hosted public event on public holidays for the last few years, and this was the last public event to be held before it closes for re-development.



More than 30,000 people turned up to say farewell to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas.
PHOTO: More than 30,000 people turned up to say farewell to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas. The station will be closed till 2025 for the construction of the Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SINGAPORE LAND AUTHORITY
Published on 26 December 2016 at 6:04 pm SGT

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The last public event to be held before the Railway Station closes for re-development.
PHOTO: The last public event to be held before the Railway Station closes for re-development.
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There were musical performances and a Christmas market to entertain visitors.

They could also make a donation to the Community Chest and hop onto a train that took them around the station.

The station will be closed till 2025 for the construction of the Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line.



On Sunday, there were musical performances and a Christmas market to entertain visitors, who could also make a donation to the Community Chest.
PHOTO: Visitors could also hop onto a train that took them around the station.
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When the new MRT station is complete, the heritage building will be used as a community building first, and later it will be part of the Greater Southern Waterfront.

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was officially opened in May 1932 and served as the key operational railway station in Singapore until operations ceased on July 1, 2011.

It was gazetted as a national monument that year.



The heritage building will be used as a community building first, and later it will be part of the Greater Southern Waterfront.

Christmas market
PHOTO: Christmas market
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was officially opened in May 1932 and served as the key operational railway station in Singapore until operations ceased on July 1, 2011. - THE STRAITS TIMES
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When Singapore left Malaysia in 1965, Malayan Railway (KTM) retained its railway possessions on Singapore island.

Then in a land-swop deal sealed in 2010, Singapore exchanged parcels of land in other areas for the prime land the station stood on.

The KTM station has moved to Woodlands.



The station will be closed till 2025 for the construction of the Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line.
PHOTO: The station will be closed till 2025 for the construction of the Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line. When the new MRT station is complete, the heritage building will be used as a community building first, and later, it will be part of the Greater Southern Waterfront.
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When Singapore left Malaysia in 1965, Malayan Railway (KTM) retained its railway possessions on Singapore island.
PHOTO: When Singapore left Malaysia in 1965, Malayan Railway (KTM) retained its railway possessions on Singapore island. Then in a land-swop deal sealed in 2010, Singapore exchanged parcels of land in other areas for the prime land the station stood on. The KTM station has moved to Woodlands.
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By The Straits Times, 26 December 2016 at 06:00 am


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